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Metrorail trains on fire

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Metrorail in Cape Town says two trains have been destroyed by fire at Retreat in the South Peninsula. Delays in train services are expected on Monday as a result. In April and May 2016, more than 15 carriages were destroyed in arson attacks on trains. The damage to the trains ...

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Man shot dead with grandchild on his lap

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A grandfather was murdered inside his home while his two-year-old grandchild sat on his lap. Baren Virrooi, 55, was shot dead in full view of his two granddaughters inside his Scottsdene, Kraaifontein, home. Tamia Bosman was sitting on her grandfather’s lap while her one year-old cousin sat in her walking ...

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Tour cyclist killed in hit-and-run accident


Randall February, who rode in the Cape Town Cycle Tour six times, was fondly remembered by his friends and teammates after he was killed in a hit-and-run accident at the weekend. The 40-year-old IT technician and father of three was flung 60 metres after being struck by a car near ...

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Man found guilty after killing friend over bread


A 22-year-old man, Mlungisi Memane, was found guilty on charges of murder and attempted murder following an incident during which he fatally stabbed his friend, Gopolang Mmokwa, and also injured another friend, Lebogang Hopton, following an argument over bread. The incident occurred on January 29 in Galeshewe after the three ...

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10 injured in grenade attack at local tavern


23 year-old Njabulo Hadebe is lucky to be alive, after he and nine other people sustained injuries, when a grenade exploded in the NJ Tuck Shop situated in Rookdale, Bergville, on Saturday evening, 30 July 2016. Bergville-(2) Hadebe says that he can’t remember much of the events, only that the ...

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Dog ‘torturer’, 17, shot dead


ONE OF the children involved in the torture and stoning to death of a stray dog was shot and killed in Manenberg yesterday. Junaid Davids, 17, died on the scene. Allan Perrins, chief executive of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, said despite community speculation and rumour that this might ...

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Pupil invents cellphone that doesn’t use airtime


A Grade 12 learner in Namibia’s Ohagwena Region has invented a sim-less mobile phone that does not require airtime to make calls. According to a New Era report, Simon Petrus, a pupil at Abraham Iyambo Senior Secondary School, created the phone using spares from a phone and television set. Complete ...

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